Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Tree at my window....

Hi Everybody!
Hope you are all well and fit!

For Art Journal Journey, through my window, I made another A3 mixed media page. The poem is from Robert Frost. The centre background is a picture painted last year. I placed it on the centre of the page, and painted the edges to match, The birds stencil is from Dina Wakley. The window seems to be floating in the middle of the scene, so inside and outside have merged.

This is my tag from Tag Tuesday, where our theme this week is brown and blue, two beautiful colours. I painted an 8" tag with metallic blue, and added the image (Gecko Galz) matted onto bronze mirri card. I rusted the wooden key, and added it together with a clock charm. 

Yesterday was really hot and sunny. The horses were sheltering under the pollard willows:

This spider was waiting for visitors:

My shadow was in the stream while I was on the bridge:

The Kids from the Kindergarten were out and about by the river:

These are the windows in the gatehouse of the Marien Hospital:

The chapel windows in the hospital:

It rained today non stop from morning till evening, but then the  skies cleared and we had a beautiful evening sky:

Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. What a fabulous way to recycle an older painting. It became the perfect window that showed a great tree. Lovely entry.

    I never tire of seeing your horses or the window boxes. Seeing your shadow was fun, too. My kind of "selfie." Have a beautiful day, dear. I hope the rains have passed and there are blue skies today for you.

  2. Nice idea to show those window photos along with the window theme at AJJ! And I love your tree and poem. The colors feel like sunset or early fall, when there are more yellows and browns around but before the leaves actually turn. Adding the stenciled birds really pulls it all together. Have a great day!

  3. Your art journal page and tag are gorgeous, but I do so enjoy your photos too...a wonderful variety of picturesque images of your have a wonderful eye for a good scenic photo. and a stunning evening cloud!

  4. deine seite und dein tag sind super,man sieht es genau wie du die natur liebst,auch schöne fenster hast du gemacht,dein post heute gefllt mir mega gut.
    schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

  5. Wowzers! That center image speaks to my soul. This is breathtakingly gorgeous in so many ways. Awesome sauce! ~Niki

  6. Wonderful journal page and tag today. Love the colours you have used, and the photos are wonderful, as always. Hugs, Sarah

  7. Lovely window page and cute tag! Enjoyed the photos today too.

  8. Die Seite gefällt mir sehr sehr gut und das Tag ist eine AUgenweise.. toll mit dem Rost ! Find ich stark!
    So schöne Fenster hast Du fotografiert und auch die Naturaufnahmen sprechen eine eigen Sprache!
    Super gemacht!

  9. Love the colours in your painted tree and super photos. I've been on a two day workshop with the quilter Gloria Loughman where we were learning "all about colour", so I'm feeling much more "colour confident" now! Have a good day, weather has turned cooler here and the trees are actually beginning to turn. Guess autumn has arrived! Xx

  10. Wonderful page Valerie full of colour and wonderful words..

    Super tag with a great mix of the colours.

    So pleased to see the horses again and the wonderful web and spider. A really great mix of photographs for sure

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Awesome page as always Valerie, but I must ask - how on earth did you manage to get the colours to match?! I have awful trouble remixing paint if I've run out - because I'm also not very good at mixing enough!
    The bars on the hospital windows are beautiful! So-oo much nicer than plain old railings and their flowers are gorgeous.
    It was nice to see the wee kiddies in their trolley pram, Wee Man used to go in the one from his nursery when he was two. They're such a great idea.
    Hope you have a good day {{Hugs}} :o))

  12. Wonderful page Valerie, framing the tre like that seems to draw you in, colours are gorgeous.
    Great photos.
    Avril xx

  13. This is a stunning page Valerie, the tree is lovely and the colours are gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Your tree artwork is gorgeous Valerie, with lovely autumnal colours, Summer here in UK looks like over well an truly and autumn on its way already.
    Love your tag with its lovely rusted key... lots to see and enjoy as always.. have a lovely day... Gill xx :)

    1. Thanks for the other message Valerie - thinking of you and hoping your visit to dentist goes well ...take care........... Gill xxx :)

  15. Your tree piece has me dreaming of Autumn which is not so far away now! I find window every bit as interesting as doors--lovely photos all today!

  16. Perfect page. Like the birds flying free. And also all those lovely windows you photograph every day. xox

  17. OH I adore your tree and how perfectly you have used it with that great poem too Valerie!
    How lovely to see so much green and lovely flowers in your Rhineland.
    Things are very very dry here in Virginia. It was the driest August since 2006.
    Such fun to visit with you first thing this morning.
    Your tag looks super too!

  18. Beautifully done Valerie - really very nice! Loved your pictures today!
    sandy xx

  19. Your art page is lovely and dreamy. Your tag is quite elegant with great texture and colour.

  20. Another glorious day with your window page and the fall colours. I, too, enjoy your photos and never get tired viewing the horses against the green trees and pasture. Always a new boat to view along the Rhine and WINDOWS today. Thanks, Valerie.


  21. Toll komponiertes Aquarell zu diesem schönen, neuen Thema! Sehe ich da schon herbstliche Farben? Bald ist es ja leider wieder soweit.
    Bist du in diesem Jahr auch wieder auf dem Mekka, Valerie?
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

  22. Hi Valerie, your work is incredible. Love the tree and your tag is beautiful in blues. The windows with the fancy iron covering and window boxes are lovely. Beautiful walking pics.
    Hugs, cm

  23. What a super page! Love the colours and the fabulous tree. I also love the beautiful tag, specially the colour combo. Great photos today! Hugs, Mar

  24. Lovely poem and beautiful dream-like art to illustrate it.
    Stunning photography, especially the last four.

  25. A gorgeous atmospheric page Valerie, the poem goes so well with the mood you created.
    Love the photos.
    Yvonne xx

  26. Beautiful page,awesome coloring!!!gorgeous tag,great pictures!!!

  27. I love all the lively colors you used in both your gorgeous art pieces. I also loved your shots of the windows. Blessings!

  28. Great way to use an old painting! I love the colours of your tag - I have still to use my rusting powder! Glad your day ended so beautifully! Chrisx

  29. A stunning painting! Your colors are gorgeous Valerie!
    and I love your tag and the one the other day- I think I forgot to mention it! xo

  30. You trre through your window is beautiful and feels like spring to me

  31. You fine such beautiful places , flowers to take photos of.


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